Psychology Concentration

Joseph Abbott, PhD, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8856
Office: 220E Galvin Hall

The Psychology concentration is for the student who intends to either pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related mental health or public service discipline at a four-year college or university or to seek entry-level employment in human service settings and mental health facilities. Psychology offers a window into the way people think, feel and behave. The psychology curriculum is designed to ensure that students acquire the skills they need to understand human behavior and develop strong writing and critical thinking skills. To complete the concentration, students must complete the Associate of Science distribution requirements and an additional nine credit hours of courses listed in the concentration.

Psychology Concentration

Associate of Science Degree

Structured Course Sequence (4 Semester Plan)

First Year
First SemesterHours
SDE 1010 First Year Experience 1
COM 1110 English Composition 3
Mathematics Elective  3-5
PSY 1010 General Psychology 3
CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace 3
Elective  3
 Term Hours16-18
Second Semester
COM 2400Composition and Literature 3
Arts and Humanities Elective  3
Mathematics  3-5
SOC 1010 Sociology 3
PSY 1730Abnormal Psychology 3
 Term Hours15-17
Second Year
First Semester
HST 1620American History Since 1877 3
PSY 2150Lifespan Psychology 3
Science Sequence  4
SOC 1320American Cultural Diversity 3
Elective  4
 Term Hours17
Second Semester
BIO 2820  
   or COM 2820
Associate of Science Capstone
   or AA Capstone Course
PSY 2200Social Psychology 3
PSY 2301Educational Psychology 3
Arts and Humanities Elective  3
Science Sequence  4
 Term Hours14
 Total Hours 62-66

Portfolio course

Capstone course

The Psychology concentration can be taken as an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree. It depends upon the amount of Mathematics credit taken. Three hours are required for the AA and six are required for the AS. See your advisor for details. 

Course Electives

Social and Behavioral Sciences (12 Credits)

ANT 2411Cultural Anthropology3
ECN 1410Macro Economics3
ECN 1430Micro Economics3
POL 1010Introduction to Political Science3
PSY 1010 General Psychology3
PSY 1730Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 2150Lifespan Psychology3
PSY 2200Social Psychology3
PSY 2301Educational Psychology3
SOC 1010 Sociology3
SOC 1200Death and Dying3
SOC 1210Family Sociology3
SOC 1320American Cultural Diversity3
SOC 2211World Religions: History, Belief, and Practice3
SOC 2300Social Problems3

Arts and Humanities (9 Credits)

COM 1801Creative Writing: Fiction3
COM 2110Public Speaking3
HST 1011Western Civilization I3
HST 1012Western Civilization II3
HST 1610 American History to 18773
HST 1620American History Since 18773
HST 2300Technology and Civilization3
HST 2510History of Latin America3
LIT 2210Introduction to Literature3
LIT 2215Native American Literature3
LIT 2227Literature of Graphic Novels3
LIT 2250The American Short Story3
LIT 2260Fantasy Literature3
LIT 2301British Literature I3
LIT 2305Introduction to Shakespeare3
LIT 2310Literature and the Holocaust3
LIT 2450Themes in Literature and Film3
PHL 1011Introduction to Philosophy3
THR 1010Introduction to Theatre3

Mathematics (6-10 Credits)

MTH 1190Finite Mathematics/Business3
MTH 1260Statistics3
MTH 1370College Algebra4
MTH 1430Trigonometry3
MTH 1611Business Calculus5
MTH 1711Calculus I5
MTH 1721Calculus II5
MTH 2660Calculus III4
MTH 2670Differential Equations4
MTH 2680Elementary Linear Algebra4

Information Literacy (3 Credits)

CPT 1250Computer Applications in the Workplace3

Sciences (8 Credits)

CHM 1110Introductory General Chemistry4
CHM 1120Introductory Organic and Biochem4
PHY 1120Physics I4
PHY 1130Physics II4
BIO 1090Concepts in Biology4
BIO 1400Microbiology4
BIO 1110Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 1120Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 2121Introduction to Human Genetics4
GLG 1000Physical Geology4

English Composition and Literature (6 Credits)

COM 1110 English Composition3
COM 1140Technical Writing3
COM 1160Business Communications3
COM 1200Writing in the Sciences3
COM 2213Verbal Judo3
COM 2400Composition and Literature3

Other Approved Course Electives

ACC 1010Corporate Accounting Principles4
ACC 1020 Managerial Accounting Principles4
Medical Terminology
BHS 1390Medical Terminology2
BUS 2100Business Law3
Electronic Engineering Technology
EET 1110Circuit Analysis I3
EET 1130Electronics4
Human Service
HUM 1111 Introduction to Social Work3
Mechanical Engineering Design
MET 1000Engineering Graphics with AutoCAD4
Mechanical Engineering Technology
MET 1020Material Science3
MET 2210Strength of Materials3
MKT 1010 Principles of Marketing3
SPN 1010Beginning Spanish Language I3
SPN 1020Beginning Spanish Language II3
SPN 2010Intermediate Spanish I3
SPN 2020Intermediate Spanish II3

Other Requirements

BIO 2820   Associate of Science Capstone1
SDE 1010 First Year Experience1

Portfolio Course

Capstone Course